Friday, 10 October 2014

Fashion trends for 2014/15

New boiler trumps blog post this week!

Well, I had a soapstone jewellery blog post planned for this week but unfortunately our boiler has packed up and needs to be replaced. So.... instead of being able to take photos of the samples I wanted to share with you I am having to try and condense all my craft stash (and yes, I have a mountain to shift) so that our plumber can get to all the radiators! :(

So, I'm afraid I've had to postpone my planned post until next Friday...but here's a taster of what will be coming next week...

In the mean time, if you're planning on making jewellery for Christmas presents for family or friends this year, you might be interested in Pantone's report on fashion colour trends for Autumn/Winter 2014 and Spring 2015. That way you can make sure that your jewellery will co-ordinate with any new outfits in their wardrobe. :)

Pantone Colour Trends for Fall 2014

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, says that 'this is a season of untypical colours - more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes an artful collection of colours and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall. There is a femine mystique that is reflected throughout the palette, inspired by the increasing need for women everywhere to create an individual imprint.' This should make it ideal for creatives making unique pieces of jewellery as presents!

Pantone Colour Trends for Spring 2015

This season, cooler and softer colour choices with subtle warm tones follow a minimalistic en plein air theme, taking a cue from nature. There is an emphasis on the cooler and softer side of the colour spectrum, with bold colour taking a more supportive role as an accent. 

'An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take centre stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of wellbeing.'

Happy crafting everyone! :)


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